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Sheriff's department working to create honor guard

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SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Sharp County Sheriff's Office is looking for a new way to honor fallen officers.

They came up with the idea to create an honor guard.

Corporal Cody Bailey said Sheriff Mark Counts came to him to work on getting everything they needed to start the guard.

Bailey said the honor guard provides a way to show respect to those who served beside them.

Bailey wants representatives from all departments in Sharp County.

“It is almost a spiritual type deal,” Bailey said. “It’s not tasked [sic] to any one religion, but it’s kind of our own little deal how we say goodbye to somebody and try to comfort the families.”

Bailey said donations and sponsors are appreciated.

He said one uniform for the honor guard is $1,000 and an honor guard typically has 10 people.

Corporal Roger Tate is the honor guard coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

He offered his support in training Sharp County's honor guard.

Lieutenant Scott Baxter with the Jonesboro Police Department also said he was willing to assist.

Anyone who would like to help can contact the sheriff’s office at (870) 994-7356.

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